Student delegates of Universitas Gadjah Mada attained achievements from Thammasat University Model United Nations (TU-MUN) held from January 13th -15th. In the MUN Conference, UGM delegates made three achievements.
Two achievements as the best delegates were attained by Chitito Audito and Lentera Bintang Renjana. Meanwhile, Muhammad Adrian Gifariadi made achievement as the honorable mention. The three delegates are UGM MUN Community’s delegates coming from International Relations Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
In the simulation, the other UGM MUN Community members also participated as TU-MUN committee. They are Dio Hediawan Tobing, Aldi Abidin, and Karina Larasati. They played role as chairmen of the assembly in TU-MUN.
TU-MUN is one of Model United Nations held in Asian region. More than 100 participants from across the world attended the event. All participants did UN general assembly simulation such as doing diplomacy, negotiating, as well as finding resolution for global issues.
“Similar to the other Model United Nations, participants of this event were doing UN General Assembly simulation like the real one. They discussed and compiled resolutions for many global issues,” said Chitito on Wednesday (1/3).
In the assembly simulation, according to Chitito, UGM sent a team consisting of three students. Each student got into different committees, they are United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Special Committee: The United Nations Human Right Council (UHNCR).
"Each participant discussed about international issue based on his/her UN committee. Every participant stood for their represented countries," he added.
At that time, Chitito got into UNODC committee and discussed two issues, human trafficking and migrants smuggling as well as trans-national terrorism, representing Austria. Meanwhile, Lentera represented Yaman and got into UNDP committee that discussed about prevention of climate change and gender equality. In the meantime, Muhammad Adrian got into UNHCR committee discussing human rights violation to Mongtangrad, minority ethnic group in Vietnam.
Chitito said in the UN general assembly simulation, a participant discussed and negotiated with the others and delivered idea as well as solution related to the issue. The outcomes were given to participants who had implementative idea and resolution as well as doing a good diplomacy.
"We are glad and proud to attain the achievements of this prestigious event," said Chitito.
The achievement attained by UGM delegates is a result of their hard work and support from the faculty and university.
"We hope these achievements can inspire and motivate other students to make other achievements both in Indonesia and international forum," he added. (Humas UGM/Fiki)